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22 Sep 2011 - 29 Jan 2012

Rome | Indian Highway exhibition


Indian Highway - a major exhibition of contemporary art from India - is showing at MAXXI (National Museum of the 21st Century Arts) in Rome until 29 January 2012.

Consisting of 60 works by 30 different artists, and including 4 site-specific installations, the exhibition describes the boom, the contradictions and the myriad facets of the “Indian miracle” through the eyes of contemporary Indian artists. This major touring group show coproduced with the Serpentine Gallery in London and the Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo has been touring Europe for the past 2 years, but takes a new spin with every stop it takes. The MAXXI (the National Museum of the 21st Century Arts) is a national museum dedicated to contemporary creativity, located in the Flaminio neighbourhood of Rome, Italy. It is managed by a foundation created by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities. It was designed as a multidisciplinary space by Zaha Hadid and committed to experimentation and innovation in the arts and architecture. The project was first announced in 1998 and took over 10 years to complete, during which time there had been six changes of national government in Italy. Read full exhibition description in English on Art Knowledge News